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Jerry Bruckheimer Games shuts down

Jerry Bruckheimer Games shuts down

Mon 04 Mar 2013 4:15am GMT / 11:15pm EST / 8:15pm PST
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The studio closes without releasing a single game

Jerry Bruckheimer Games, the game development studio of film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, has shut down. A Bruckheimer Films representative told GameSpot that the studio was "no longer active". The rep followed that statement with a further confirmation that Jerry Bruckheimer Games was "no longer a functioning entity."

The studio was founded in late 2007 as a partnership between Bruckheimer and MTV Games. Bruckheimer Games was intended to create multiple new IP, hiring Ubisoft senior vice president Jay Cohen and Microsoft executive producer Jim Veevaert to steer production. Veevaert joined Zynga in March of 2012 as the general manager of the Seattle branch, while Jay Cohen remains chairman of The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

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3 Comments

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,130 1,038 0.5
Hmmm... considering all the fanfare Bruckheimer's flicks have gfotten, this is actually kind of... disappointing. I thought they were the ones who produced those Days of Thunder and Top Gun game/Blu-Ray movie budget packs for the PS3 a few years back. You'd think that would be an easy few hundred thousand sales (but I haven't played either game)...

Posted:A year ago

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Paul Gheran
Scrum Master

123 27 0.2
...and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and 4 felt WAY more like games than movies.

Because the stories were trite garbage, the action was impossibly way over the top, and there was essentially no mystique or kitch left to milk. Watching them was like playing Halo, without the easy access to snacks and the power button.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,130 1,038 0.5
@Paul... unless you were in a theater with folks delivering you the food where you sat (or better, watching those last two flicks at home)... ;^)

Posted:A year ago

#3

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